Sex, Gender, And Gender Essay

775 Words Jan 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
I believe coming up with your own perspective on what sex and gender are, is difficult to perceive in the sense your perspective has either been influenced by culture, education, or social media. The definition of sex and gender according to MONASH University (Medicine, Nursing and Health Science) state, sex equals male and female in refers to biological difference; chromosomes, hormonal profiles, internal and external sex organs. Gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture delineates as masculine or feminine. Our book defines sex as a person’s biological maleness or femaleness and gender as the non-physiological aspects of being female or male inculcated in cultural expectations for femininity and masculinity.
My perspective on what sex and gender are is a variety of things that have been combined into one. Sex is something that is scientifically determined by four factors which are external genital, internal reproductive system, hormone production, and chromosome patterns which there are nine. Our society is classified as bi-gender which is male and female, and gender is aligned with assignation of sex, but what about intersex? People who are born with both male and female genital. So to me the society’s definition of sex isn’t 100% accurate.
Gender are a set of characteristics society has given people to make them feel comfortable or to define what role individual should play. Just as the Role theory which implies a set of rights, duties,…

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